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[THOMAS] Ussach Says The City Needs The Money
Funny how folks belly-ache over high property taxes, yet cherish their pet projects. Case in point, New Bedford Ward 3 City Council candidate Jill Marie Ussach who chimes her property taxes are exorbitant. That part she gets. However, the former School Committee member has funding plans for schools …
[THOMAS] Candidate Dehner is Right, Chuck The Residency Law
Waiver, after waiver after waiver. That's what the Mayor requests and the New Bedford City Council usually says yes. Former Ward 3 councilor Kathy Dehner is all to familiar with acquiescing to residency waivers. Candidate Dehner seems to agree with me, it may be time to get rid of the city&apos…
[THOMAS] Filling In For Phil
The clocks advance one hour and Phil is taking a well deserved vacation. I will be pinch hitting, Monday-Friday, with Chris McCarthy similarly hustling the bases during my shift. Too bad the weather ain't on our side!
I come endowed with decaf green tea, oatmeal and the percolating pleasure of i…
[Thomas] Coehlo Believes Police Chief is Best Harbormaster Choice
At least one New Bedford City Councilor believes Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro is the best qualified to be the next Harbormaster. That's tough to for many listeners to swallow. Most people vehemently disagree. Still Councilor Debora Coehlo chimes many city residents that may be qualified for cer…
New Bedford to Hold Special Election for Ward 3 Council Seat
With Henry Bousquet retiring from the New Bedford City Council last Friday, the Ward 3 seat is currently vacant. City Council President Joe Lopes told WBSM's Barry Richard today that there will be a special election to fill the seat.
Because the next election isn't scheduled until October, …
TV Face Time For New Bedford City Councilors [Poll]
Starting this Thursday it's lights, a camera and action at New Bedford City Council meetings. According to New Bedford Neighborhood Watch, we'll be able to watch City Council meetings "Live" via their Facebook page.
In this day and age of technology, this is an absolutely …
More Ideas To Stop Panhandling [Video]
While tackling crime in New Bedford is the purview of the police department, the City Council continues to wage war against a non-crime---Panhandling.
Some councilors are urging cable access television and the City's Tourism and Marketing department to create public service message to have peopl…

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